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Medicaid insurance in old age

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This presentation was given at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics.

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IFS Fellows have held presentations at this year's Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics in Toulouse. Savings and wealth inequality, (Mariacristina De Nardi) Medicaid insurance in old age, (Eric French) Marriage market, labor supply and education choice, (Monica Costa Dias) The A...
Journal article | American Economic Review
The old age provisions of the Medicaid program were designed to insure retirees against medical expenses. We estimate a structural model of savings and medical spending and use it to compute the distribution of lifetime Medicaid transfers and Medicaid valuations across currently single retirees.